Dallas - Fort Worth August 22, 2017
You May Not Like These Predictions About Dallas – Fort Worth’s Wild Upcoming Winter
Are you going to need shorts or snow shovels for winter this year in Dallas – Fort Worth? Perhaps both! North Texas is used to extreme swings in weather, which is what The Farmers’ Almanac 2018 Winter Outlook is predicting. Are you ready for Mother Nature’s moods?
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Fog and drizzle is likely.
Dallas - Fort Worth gets its share of damp drizzle and foggy conditions every winter, and this year should be no different.
Rain and lightning storms are expected.
The Dallas - Fort Worth area is often too warm for snow, so instead we get rain or sleet. North Texans are well-equipped to handle rain, and most locals remain impressed with our stunning lightning shows.
It might even snow!
Strong December cold fronts, or Blue Northerns (as we like to call them), can drop temperatures here by as much as 40 degrees in a matter of hours. With predictions of a steady flow of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, and snowfall chances cited as near to above normal, anything is possible!
It doesn't take much snow for North Texans to get excited. Kids may go years without an opportunity to build a snowman, but there is always hope for the rare Snow Day! The Almanac predicts snow chances are best in late December and early to mid-February. Kids can still dream of a White Christmas!
Dallas - Fort Worth can get some nasty ice storms.
Ice storms are more common here than the pretty powdery snowfalls, so locals are usually not prepared to drive in it. When it ices, the cities and neighborhoods literally shut down due to lack of equipment to clear the roadways in a timely fashion. Most drivers don't even own an ice scraper! But don't worry; in a day or so, it has typically all melted away.
Dallas - Fort Worth experiences abrupt transitions in precipitation.
The Farmer's Almanac predicts the coldest periods to be from late November into early December, from late December into early January, and again in early February. It is also entirely possible for North Texans to experience warm temperatures, rain, sleet, and snow all in a single day.
You might need a coat this year. Or you might not. It can make us all flippin' crazy!
We might wear shorts in December, or may have to succumb to the winter chill and don a light jacket. Only rarely do we
truly need a warm coat and winter boots. Most of the time, a long sleeve shirt and jacket suffices, just like these happy Texans watching a holiday parade. Predictions call for another year of crazy, fluctuating temps... so unpack your winter garb, but don't put away your shorts either. After all, it is North Texas.
Spectacular Texas sunsets are always in season.
Our beautiful lakes and waterways and open skies let Dallas - Fort Worth folks truly appreciate all of Mother Nature's moods. Regardless of the season, nothing beats a Texas sunset like this!
The Farmer’s Almanac predictions sound like a pretty “typical” winter for 2017-2018. Do you think we will get snow this year?